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The (Not So) Plain Barn

Plain, Washington

Situated along the Wenatchee River in Plain this site already had an old barn which was in bad shape after years of exposure to the elements. The owners needed a new barn for equipment storage, a home office and a place to entertain guests. As the original barn was within the current Wenatchee River setback a new location had to be found further from the river and was nestled amongst some mature trees with south facing exposure.

Project Highlights

  • The original barn’s siding and beams were salvaged and reused in the new barn, giving it instant historic character.
  • Southern exposure with a large glass wall gives the main room a warm open feeling despite being nested amongst some large mature trees.
  • Standing seam roof helps shed snow while also greatly reducing the risk of damage from wildfires.
  • A mini-split heat pump provides very efficient heat and cooling in a climate that sees high temperature swings throughout the seasons.
  • An outdoor shower allows for easy rinsing after a hard day working on the property.